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  Aeluropus lagopoides
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Aeluropus lagopoides (L.) Trin. ex Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 374.1864; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1843(1276).1934; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 321. 1991. Dactylis lagopoides L., Mant. Pl. 1: 33. 1767. Aeluropus villosus Trin. ex C.A. Mey., Verz. Pfl. Canc. 18. 1831; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 334. 1896.
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  Description: Rhizomatous perennial; culms up to 15 cm high, erect or creeping at the base. Leaf-blades narrow, spreading, subdistichous, up to 4 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, rigid, pungent, glabrous or pilose, margins scabrid. Panicle a globose, elliptic or oblong head of densely crowded spikelets, up to 2 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide. Spikelets 4-8-flowered, elliptic-oblong, 2.5-3.5 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide. Glumes elliptic, unequal, villous, the lower 1-3-nerved, about 1.5 mm long, the upper 3-5-nerved, about 2 mm long; lemmas broadly elliptic, apiculate, 9-nerved, 2.4-2.8 mm long, villous; lowest lemmas sometimes empty; anthers 1.5 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-July
  District(s): Alappuzha, Ernakulam
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  Habitat: Salt marshes, coastal sands and alkaline soils
  Distribution: North Africa, from Morocco to Somalia; Central Asia, Pakistan and India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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